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Old 02-22-2000, 05:21 PM
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The price performance balancing point

We often talk about the "best deal" in reels and rods. I feel this is at the point where you get something worth keeping for many years, yet you don't need to mortgage the house to get it. For rods and reels, I feel this is at the $200-$300 range for each item on average. For instance, the Redington reels, Orvis Battenkill L/A, Teton, Lamson, Old Florida, etc. Rods: Sage DS2, the new Scott, St.Croix, Redington, Diamondback Backwater, Loomis GL3, etc.

This is a tough recommendation to make, although I always tend to make it to save people from buying 6 or more setups that are quickly obsoleted by the owner. I feel a wise investment level price is $400-600 dollars, where less will require upgrade and more is prestige.

Any opinions on my opinions?
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